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  • Seasonal local food recipe No.248 – Mauritian pumpkin curry

    Posted on October 27th, 2014 Janet No comments

    The Guardian Cook supplement had the 10 best pumpkin recipes this weekend.  I am going to try this delicious-sounding curry from Ivor Peters at urbanrajah.com.

    Serves 4 10 best Mauritian Pumpkin Curry
    Preparation and cooking time: 40-45 minutes

    Ingredients
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 onion
    2 garlic cloves, grated
    3cm of fresh ginger, grated
    2 green finger chillies, sliced lengthways
    1kg pumpkin, diced
    ½ tsp salt
    A dash of sugar
    200ml water
    1 tsp ground coriander
    12 fresh curry leaves
    2 sprigs thyme

    Method
    In a large, lidded pan, heat the oil over a medium heat, fry the onion until blonde, tip in the garlic, ginger and chillies until they sizzle a little, browning at the edges.

    Add the pumpkin chunks, season with salt, a touch of sugar and add the water. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until the pumpkin flesh has yielded.

    Remove the lid and sprinkle in the ground coriander, curry leaves and thyme sprigs, cooking uncovered for another 10 minutes, reducing the pumpkin stew a little.

    Eat with rice or a flatbread such as faratha or chapatti.

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